Eaglecrest's Colbey Ross named Gatorade boys basketball player of the year

Denver East Eaglecrest boys basketball Colbey Ross

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Eaglecrest's Colbey Ross was named Colorado's boys basketball player of the year by Gatorade on Monday morning.

It is the second straight year that Ross has won the award.

A senior, he averaged 18.4 points, 5.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game in helping the Raptors win the Class 5A championship.

"Colbey plays hard and has a high basketball IQ," Cherokee Trail coach Morgan Gregory said in a statement. "He understands the flow of the game and when he needs to be aggressive for his team, along with knowing when to get others involved."

Ross, who has a 3.51 GPA, is a Pepperdine recruit.

He now becomes a finalist for the national award.